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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The degree or status of a doctor as conferred by a university.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The degree of doctor.
  • To make a doctor of; confer the degree of doctor upon. Also doctorize.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To make (one) a doctor.
  • noun The degree, title, or rank, of a doctor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The highest degree awarded by a university faculty.
  • verb archaic, transitive To make into a doctor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun one of the highest earned academic degrees conferred by a university

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